After living a “decent” life, my time on earth came to an end. The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting room of what I thought to be a courthouse. The doors opened and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the defence table. As I looked around, I saw the “prosecutor”; he was a villainous/wicked looking gent who snarled as he stared at me, he definitely was the most evil person I have ever seen. I looked to my left and there sat my lawyer, a kind gentle looking man who appearance seemed very familiar to me. The corner door flew open and there appeared the judge in full flowing robes. He commanded an awesome presence as he moved across the room and I couldn’t take my eyes off him. As he took his seat behind the bench he said, “Let us begin”. The prosecutor rose and said, “My name is Satan and I am here to show you why this woman belongs in hell. He proceeded to tell of the lies that I had told, things that I stole, the pride of my life, the negative things I had said about the other people, the talking at the back of my friends, and in the past when I cheated others. Satan told of the other terrible perversions that were once in my life and the more he spoke, the further down in my seat I sank. I was so embarrassed that I couldn’t look at anyone, even my own lawyer as the Devil told of sins that I even I completely forgotten about. As upset I was at Satan for telling all these things about me, I was equally upset at my representative who sat silently not offering any form of defence at all. I know I have been guilty of these things, but I had done some good in my life, couldn’t that at least equal out part of the harm I’ve done? Satan finished with fury and said “This woman belongs in hell; she is guilty of all that I have charged and there is no person who can prove otherwise. When it was his turn, my lawyer first asked if He might approach the bench. As he got up and started walking, I was able to see why he seemed so familiar; this was Jesus representing me, my Lord and my Saviour. He stopped at the bench and softly said “Hi Dad”, and then he turned to address the court. “Satan was correct to say that this woman has sinned, I won’t deny any of these allegations, and yes the wages of sin is death and this woman deserves to be punished” Jesus took a deep breath and turned to his Father with outstretched arms and proclaimed: “However I died on the cross so that this person might have eternal life and see has accepted me as her saviour, so she is mine” My Lord continued: “Her name is written in the book of life And no one can snatch her from me. Satan still does not understand yet, this person is not to be given justice but rather mercy” As Jesus sat down, he quietly paused, looked at his father and replied, “There is nothing else that needs to be done, I’ve done it all” The Judge lifted his mighty hand and slammed the gravel down and the following words bellowed from his lips. “This person is free; the penalty for her has already been paid in full. Case dismissed”. As my Lord led me away I could hear Satan ranting and raving, “I won’t give up, I’ll win the next one” I asked Jesus as he gave me instructions where to go next, “Have you ever lost a case?” Christ loving smiled and said, “Everyone that has come to me and asked me to represent them has received the same verdict as you “PAID IN FULL”

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